Monday, August 29, 2016

"New Yorkers are having less sex"

"NO sex and the city: latest annual health survey shows"
According to the latest Community Health Survey, New Yorkers are having less sex, with a surprising number of young adults abstaining.

Results of the survey were reported by the New York Post.

The annual study compiled by the city's Health Department shows that about one in three adults between the ages of 18 and 24 have not had sexual intercourse in 2014.
2014... Does it take that long to put the numbers together? and more to the point, what do you think is causing this apparent trend?

14 comments:

ndspinelli said...

Less sex since they cleaned up Times Square.

Evi L. Bloggerlady said...

Does this explain Anthony Weiner's behavior?

Lem said...

Could more sexting mean less of the real thing?

There might be something to that.

Dust Bunny Queen said...

Seriously. I think that there have been placed upon the young people too many high expectations of how things should be, must be and it has turned sexual encounters, dating and relationships into anxiety ridden events. Too much pressure for everything to be perfect. The perfect proposal. Perfect fairy tale wedding. Perfect marriage, storybook children, wonderful fulfilling job. Life isn't perfect and often life sucks. As the Rolling Stones note, you can't always get what you want, but you can try sometimes.

Instead of just doing it...sex, they have to attempt to live up to some sort of idealistic, structured, unblemished, fairy tale type of encounter. Who can live with these kinds of expectations? Then get depressed when things are not perfect.

Relationships are not always wonderful. You have to work at it. Sex may not always be perfect either. Sometimes it is great, Sometimes not so much. Sometimes it is clumsy, unsatisfying or just not fabulous. Rockets don't always go off, the world doesn't always move. Live with it. Try try again :-)

I think the pressure is too much and people just say the Hell with it.

ricpic said...

Brooklyn and Sex
Used to be hot and heavy;
Now it's metrosexual --
You savvy?

Lem said...

No Sex Till Brooklyn.

MamaM said...

What DBQ said, with the additional awareness that fantasy is easier than reality. Porn online in any flavor is readily available, with no relational messiness required, and online video games provide challenge, conquest, community and some level of tension release, particularly for the younger men I know through my son's friendships.

Evi L. Bloggerlady said...

Lem: No Sex In Brooklyn!

Evi L. Bloggerlady said...

Anthony Weiner has the sexual mores of an hormone addled 8th grader (put the cell phone down)

edutcher said...

Sounds like kids are finally rebelling against the hippie dippy Slob Culture.

It took one of the tail end Lefty Baby Boomers to do it. If only he'd gotten the economy rolling.

Titus said...

Not surprising. You don't need to leave your house anymore. All the sex is a tap away, and without having to go out and spend money!

There are like no gay bars left in the country because of all the online shit.

Or just whip up pornmd, xtube or pornhub and you can find anything you want-especially tons of real people just videotaping their sexcapades.

ndspinelli said...

There's porn on the internet?

ndspinelli said...

Titus, There is still a big homo bar in Madison, The Shamrock. We ate next door @ the Tornado supper club recently and there were several tables of the gays. You go to The Shamrock for brandy old fashions and then go to Tornado. They have very hip relish trays w/ a unique presentation in a pint beer glass.

I like your much more normal commenting.

virgil xenophon said...

What MamaM said, above. Because of the unrelenting feminista attack on straight white males (cis-gendered heteronormative, to use the au courrant lingo) as somehow deviant "abnormals" and potential--if not actual--rapists not fit for our civic culture, many young straight whites have said "To Hell with this shite" and have retreated to their own, safer world (especially considering the college campus "rape culture" atmosphere replete with administrative star-chamber proceedings.)

OR, as General Jack D. Ripper--a man clearly ahead of his time--said about his attempts to protect his "precious bodily fluids" from women: "I do deny them my essence" LOL. Todays youth are simply following the good Generals timely advise. :)